Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation Donates $2,500 To The American Heart Association In Lexington, KY

Irving, TX and Lexington, KY (June 29, 2023) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WDKY -TV FOX 56, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Lexington, KY, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $2,500 to the American Heart Association’s Central Kentucky chapter.

The contribution is in support of WDKY FOX 56’s Lifestyle Producer Ronda Simmons’ participation in the American Heart Association “Woman of Impact” campaign. She and eight other women were nominated and selected to represent Kentucky through this education and fundraising campaign that encourages local communities to support the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission.

Ms. Simmons has shown a deep commitment to serving her local community and engaging with WDKY FOX 56’s viewers. She has been utilizing her social media to promote American Heart Association messaging focused on topics including CPR awareness, mental well-being, maternal health, advocacy, research, and healthy movement and eating.

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive. They are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – two of America’s leading killers. They team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.

Currently in our community, American Heart Association programs that focus on Hands-Only CPR training are creating the next generation of “HEARTSAVERS,” said Monte Costes, Vice President and General Manager of WDKY -TV. “One example is a partnership with the Lexington Fire Department, in which the American Heart Association donated training manikins to assist the Lexington Fire Department in teaching residents Hands Only CPR at each of their 24 fire stations.  With 70% of cardiac events occurring outside of the hospital, it is most likely these people who will be trained to save the life of someone they love. In support of Ronda Simmons for her involvement with the American Heart Association’s ‘Women of Impact,’ FOX 56, and The Nexstar Charitable Foundation are proud to help raise awareness and support the education of these lifesaving skills. We are grateful that Hands-Only CPR is a priority in our community and our $2,500 donation will assist with these efforts.”

“We are grateful for the gift from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to support the advancements of the American Heart Association,” said Andrea Ooten, Executive Director of the American Heart Association’s Central Kentucky chapter. “Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Nexstar Media’s support helps us as we strive to do that throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.”

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.


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